Liverpool ready Illarramendi bid after Real Madrid ‘agree deal’ for new midfielder

first_img Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi Liverpool are weighing up whether to make a bid for Real Madrid playmaker Asier Illarramendi.The Spain international is expected to depart the Bernabeu this summer after Real reportedly agreed a deal for Inter Milan midfielder Mateo Kovacic.It is claimed Kovacic’s Los Blancos arrival could spark a transfer triangle, with Liverpool outcast Lucas Leiva moving to Italy as his replacement, which would free up a spot for Illarramendi at Anfield.According to El Mundo Deportivo, Illarramendi’s former club Real Sociedad are favourites to land the 25-year-old but Liverpool could trump the La Liga side with a big-money offer.The Reds are waiting on Illarramendi to make a decision on his future and with his chances at Real expected to be limited this season, Brendan Rodgers is confident he can persuade the midfielder to make a move to the Premier League. 1last_img read more